SPAIN: "The Creative Revolution" 26 September- 4 October 2014
After the astounding success of earlier s exceeded all expectations for style, cuisine, wine, hospitality, design, architecture, ambience and weather, we are delighted to once again offer this programme.
Northern Spain: “The Creative Revolution”, October: A sumptuous gourmet tour that discovers how the Spanish are taking the bull by the horns in the international leagues of cuisine and design.
HOT NEWS: Five Spanish Restaurants have soared into the recent San Pellegrino. "50 Best" We include visits to three of them!! We also dine with Josean Martínez Alija at ‘el Goog’ who is fast gaining a reputation.
This 9-day journey discovers the New Wave and traditional Spanish celebration of amazing cuisine, wine and design.
Our fantastic Spain programme commences in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, that most seductive and soulful of cities where brave modernity and innovation meets a Mediterranean vibe.
Accommodations range from boutique relais et châteaux to exceptionally charming 5star boutique country inns to urban chic hotels.
Unlike many other tours, we have no hidden extras. All our fabulous meals are included with matched wines, as are excursions, special wines tastings, superb cooking demonstrations, internal air flights, and most of the special trimmings.
We include cooking demonstrations, wines with meals and stunning dining experiences with such applauded Spanish chefs as Juan Mari Arzak in San Sebastian, Victor Arguinez at Etxebarri and Jordi Cruz at ABaC and at Josean Martinez Alija’s Guggenheim Museum restaurant.
We travel at a pace so you can deeply savour the experience and where possible we avoid long journeys by road.
Three nights are spent in the velvety landscapes of La Rioja and Navarra through which the Camino passes: an astounding wine region with adventurous bodega architecture, charming walled old towns, and seriously lovely wines.
San Sebastian boasts more Michelin stars than Paris per capita, and a passion for all things gastronomique fuels the Basque heart like nothing else and you are here another three nights.
A brief but dazzling stay in Bilbao allows an appreciation of its stunning Museum ‘el goog’ and its makeover from shabby industrial to urbane chic.
Spain and her people exude exuberance beyond compare, boast a rich food and wine culture that is passionately celebrated at traditional and innovative levels, and somehow live life at a joyful pace hardly known any more in other countries.